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Old 09-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Should I take the second chance on ebay

I am the second highest bidder on that 1996 SMB on ebay and have been given the second chance offer - should I get it sight unseen?

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Should I take the second chance on ebay

I wouldn't want to buy it without checking for rust and corrosion. I lived in Jacksonville, Florida. I moved down there with a pristine 1980 Oldsmobile Delta 88. It didn't have a speck of rust on it. One and a half years later is was a rust bucket. The sea air and humidity is harsh on cars.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: Should I take the second chance on ebay

Ebay second chance offers are sometimes scams, too, so I'd be doubly cautious.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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Re: Should I take the second chance on ebay

Did you try contacting the seller and ask why the deal didn't go down? I think there might be a way to contact the winning bidder and ask them too. Lastly, if you were willing to spend the $ in the first place, why not now? I mean, eBay is all sight unseen no?
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: Should I take the second chance on ebay

What BrianW said. I thought second chance offers have no buyer protection from ebay. I never trust them myself.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #6
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Re: Should I take the second chance on ebay

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What BrianW said. I thought second chance offers have no buyer protection from ebay. I never trust them myself.
I bought a pair of Lucchese boots via second chance off eBay a couple of years ago. The offer came via eBay, so I felt comfortable buying them. YMMV.


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